Undergraduate Accounting and Finance Degrees

Accounting and Finance is at the heart of any business. Our degrees will teach you how to guide every business decision. From financial reporting, tax planning and business strategy, you'll be able to make an impact.

You'll learn from passionate people and organisations. Gaining insights from experienced academics, inspirational guest speakers and industry visits. This brings your degree to life. On all our degrees, you'll also get the opportunity for hands-on work experience and professional exam exemptions.

Join us and you'll be joining one of the best Accounting and Finance degrees in the country. We're ranked 7th for overall satisfaction with our course, 1st (100% of our students say) for staff being enthusiastic, 3rd for advice and support (National Student Survey 2016). We are also ranked 4th out of 99 Accounting courses for Teaching quality (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

Professional bodies such as The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants rate us, so you know you're being prepared in the right way for any accounting and financial sector role..

As well as our three-year degree courses, we offer two-year accelerated degrees if you are keen to get a head start. We also offer four-year degrees if you want to ease yourself in gently. All of our courses include work placement opportunities so you'll leave us work ready.


What our staff and students say

The experience was a mix of enjoyment and satisfaction. It played a vital part in securing my job and its rewards in terms of progression. I was lucky enough to take part in a work placement year and the degree instils the necessary skills needed to succeed in the work place.

Ryan Smith - BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Staffs has greatly helped me to make the transition from theory to reality. It equipped me with a broad skill-set and the knowledge to be able to be proficient in a wide range of financial areas. As I embark on my CIMA studies I know I have a great foundation to build on.

Jonathon Smith - BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Our degrees are designed to give you a deep understanding of accountancy practices, commerce, industry and finance. We'll cultivate the kinds of qualities that employers are looking for. You'll also be developing communication, numeracy and analytical skills.

Karl McCormack - Accounting and Finance Lecturer


Inspiration is in progress at Staffordshire University as we transform our Stoke-on-Trent campus and new Centres of Excellence of across Staffordshire.

The Beacon Building

A brand new building. It includes teaching spaces, IT labs, and a new cafe housed at the centre of the University's campus.

Specialist Facilities

We've invested £40 million in specialist laboratories, studios and updated social spaces. All to ensure you experience a balanced university life.

Cadman Studios

A brand new £11.5 million development. The Cadman Studios connects our new TV, Music Technology and Games Design facilities together. These include an Industry-standard television studio and control rooms, game motion capture studio and live music rooms built in acoustic boxes.

Halls of Residence

Your home from home. If you stay with us you'll stay in brand new facilities, social spaces and outside areas. Your new refurbished accommodation includes USB plugs, instant hot water boilers, outdoor pizza oven and Bluetooth kitchen speakers.


Our graduates have secured careers in the accounting, auditing and finance professions across the private and public sector.

You'll also gain excellent employment opportunities in a wide range of business related and management roles.

A regular programme of guest speakers will deliver varied insights. You'll also be able to gain placements from within these visiting organisations.

You'll also be able to go to a selection of careers and networking activities. This includes Global Entrepreneurship Week, to help develop your employability skills.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Economist
  • Consultant
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Charity Sector
  • Tax adviser
  • Retail banker
  • Actuary

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students.

Your work experience may link to your degree, or it will be a broader experience to improve your employability. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

Professional work placements give you first-hand experience of the kind of work you want to do. We'll help you get a taste for the job function, organisation and industry you have in mind, so you have a deeper understanding of how business really works before you enter the job market as a graduate.

Competition is fierce, by combining your degree with a year of relevant employment experience in a full time salaried placement, you'll have a tangible competitive advantage. Work placements take place between year two and three of your degree.

Work Experience Opportunities

Students on our Accounting and Finance degrees have worked with:

  • KPMG
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Vodafone
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Toyota
  • Mazars
  • NHS